Introduction to Topological Defects
By: icamvid Introduction to Topological Defects by Mark Bowick, Syracuse University
The Politics of Nationalism in Modern Iran [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Ali Ansari | Launching his latest book, The Politics of Nationalism in Modern Iran, Professor Ali Ansari will explore the idea of nationalism in the creation of modern Iran, considering the broader developments in national ideologies that took place following the emergence of the European Enlightenment and showing how these ideas were adopted by a non-European state. Ali Ansari is Professor in Modern History with reference to the Middle East at University of St Andrews, whe
Adjusting to the changing dynamics of the world economy [Audio]
Speaker(s): Richard Kozul-Wright, Professor Robert Wade | The Trade and Development Report 2013 contends that to achieve durable and inclusive growth, developing and transition economies will need to move towards a new form of development, away from a focus on net-export advantages which depend on exploiting on global imbalances and towards strengthening domestic demand and expanding regional and South-South economic linkages. Richard Kozul-Wright is a senior UN economist heading the unit on Eco
Exploring the mysteries of exoplanets: planets around other stars
The discovery of exoplanets is one of the greatest revolutions in modern astrophysics. Twenty years ago, we had no idea whether any of the countless stars out there beyond our solar system had planets or not. Today, things are totally different. Over one thousand planetary systems have been discovered. The universe is teeming with planets. And what strange planets they are - hot Jupiter-like planets skimming the surfaces of their stars, cold and lonely free-floating planets far from any star, pl
Pheromones and Diabetes
In the third edition of Inside Oxford Science zoologist Dr Tristram Wyatt explores the science of pheromones and Professor Frances Ashcroft tells us about her role in basic research into diabetes.
Jordan Peterson on The Necessity of Virtue
University of Toronto professor and clinical psychologist, Jordan Peterson, delivers the 2010 Hancock Lecture entitled The Necessity of Virtue. He discusses virtue from a contemporary perspective that both encompasses and extends beyond moral and religious contexts. Through compelling stories and research, Dr. Peterson illustrates the necessity of virtue both for the individual and for society at large.
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Chris Hughes has influenced some of the most innovative disruptions in the last decade – including co-founding Facebook, leading the first Obama campaign’s social media strategy, and now re-examining the role of journalism with The New Republic. Discover more about disruptive innovation in media and communication from Hughes.
Pummelo and Shrimp Salad
This classic Vietnamese-style recipe features the giant Sunkist Pummelo, with shrimp, peanuts and herbs. Pummelos have a delicate sweet flavor with a jasmine scent, and pair perfectly with the Southeast Asian aromatics in this recipe. In this video, Chef Robert Danhi also demonstrates how to properly peel a pummelo. Recipe at: http://www.ciaprochef.com/sunkist/recipe2.html
17.42 Causes and Prevention of War (MIT)
The causes and prevention of interstate war are the central topics of this course. The course goal is to discover and assess the means to prevent or control war. Hence we focus on manipulable or controllable war-causes. The topics covered include the dilemmas, misperceptions, crimes and blunders that caused wars of the past; the origins of these and other war-causes; the possible causes of wars of the future; and possible means to prevent such wars, including short-term policy steps and more uto
Admissions Tours: Welcome to the Purple Route
Mike Nicholson, Director of Undergraduate Admissions, welcomes people to the Oxford Audio Admissions Tours and explains what they are all about.
E2E: Donna Malayeri, Gilad Bracha, Luke Hoban - Web Programming and More At Lang.NEXT 2012, several conversations happened in the "social room", which was right next to the room where sessions took place. Our dear friend, Erik Meijer, led many interesting conversations, some of which we are fortunate enough to have caught on camera for C9.
At Lang.NEXT 2012, several conversations happened in the "social room", which was right next to the room where sessions took place. Our dear friend, Erik Meijer, led many interesting conversations, some of which we are fortunate enough to have caught on camera for C9.
Embedding enterprise in the curriculum
This presentation discusses the pioneering approach to the embedding of enterprise in the curriculum through people and pedagogy
How Sports Inspired Me to Become a Writer
Fred Bowen told stories, read from his books and talked with members of the audience in a program marking the Library's celebration of Children's Book Week. Speaker Biography: Fred Bowen is author of many books on sports for young people and a columnist for The Washington Post's KidsPost. For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6204
Best Practices for Conceptual Math
This teacher made video addresses research about best practices for conceptual math. How do we get students to have an in-depth understanding of math? Strategies include work and talk--examine relationships between facts, procedures, and ideas both in lessons and between lessons, dig into why procedures work, solve problems with different procedures and work and wrestle---pose problems just past students' comfort zone, and have students present solutions to tough problems and have class discussi
Dan Voytas at the 2014 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting
By: JGI Dan Voytas, University of Minnesota, at the 9th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 20, 2014 in Walnut Creek, Calif.
6.2 Contesting ideologies Much social science analysis has been devoted to exploring the variants and consequences of this simple view of ideology, including capitalist ideology, which legitimates the interests of owners of capital against the working class; patriarchal ideology, which legitimates the interests of men against women; and racist ideology, which legitimates the interests of dominant ethnic groups against others – most evidently in the ideology of apartheid in South Africa. However, this simple and func
Much social science analysis has been devoted to exploring the variants and consequences of this simple view of ideology, including capitalist ideology, which legitimates the interests of owners of capital against the working class; patriarchal ideology, which legitimates the interests of men against women; and racist ideology, which legitimates the interests of dominant ethnic groups against others – most evidently in the ideology of apartheid in South Africa. However, this simple and func
Chinese Medicine: From the Yellow Emperor to the Whole Wide Web
This presentation will present a range of collaborative research into the history and culture of Chinese medicine that has been undertaken in the last five years at the Wellcome Trust Centre for History of Medicine, UCL. Most of my personal research involves the translation, analysis and access to medical manuscripts that date from the 2nd to 11th C. CE. To this end I work with archaeologists, palaeographers, philologists, and medical historians all over China. Apart from books and article some
Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the 21st-century University
Remarks by Concordia University President Alan Shepard to the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada
Shifting Knowledge Research at Kent State
A Kent State University study conducted by psychology professors John Dunlosky and Katherine Rawson reveal a generational shift in knowledge among college students.
According to the promises: the subculture of school science, teachers' pedagogic identity and the ch
This paper reports findings from the Economic and Social Research Council-funded InterActive Education Project, in which teachers, researchers and teacher educators have worked together to develop, perform, and evaluate secondary school science department-based ‘Subject Design Initiatives’. Drawing on notions from sociocultural theory, we have focused on ‘cultural tools’ as material and symbolic mediators of learning. In the Subject Design Initiatives teachers are seen as central to lear